Our Canadian Certified Pedorthists are trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot appliances and footwear for the purposes of alleviating painful or debilitative conditions and providing assistance for abnormalities of the lower limb. Under the direction of a referring professional, our Pedorthic staff provide custom orthotic devices, orthopaedic footwear, footwear modifications or custom made footwear to assist in alleviating painful lower limb conditions. They perform in depth evaluation through observation of surface anatomy, gait analysis, range of motion testing and footwear analysis; as well as a review of potentially complicated health factors. BioPed Pedorthists will cast, manufacture, fit and adjust custom orthotics best suited to correct or accommodate many foot conditions. They also fit, modify, cast and measure for custom footwear for all foot types.
Our Registered Chiropodists are available at select BioPed clinics across Ontario. They are foot specialists who have obtained post graduate medical training to provide assessment and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A Chiropodist is regulated by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario and as such, typically does not require a referral. They are able to write prescriptions for medications, orthotics, footwear and braces. Like Pedorthists, they are trained to cast, fabricate and dispense custom made orthotics. They are also able to offer compression stocking fittings and dispensing, therapeutic foot injections and soft tissue surgeries where needed. Chiropodists offer preventative lower limb care and treat complex foot ailments in patients of all ages.
BioPed Advanced Footcare Nurses are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. They have either a RN (Registered Nurse) or RPN (Registered Practical Nurse) designation. In addition, BioPed Footcare Nurses have taken certification courses in Basic and Advanced Footcare. They provide clients with treatment for skin and nail concerns, including thick or elongated toenails, corns, calluses and warts. In particular, diabetic patients benefit from visiting a footcare nurse for regular skin and nail care, to prevent a diabetic wound. BioPed Footcare Nurses work very closely with BioPed Chiropodists and Pedorthists to ensure that patients who require additional treatment, such as orthotics, or surgical care, receive this care from the appropriate professional, in a timely manner.
The BioPed team of professionals work closely together to ensure that patients receive the best care possible when preventing or treating any foot, ankle or leg condition!